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TISA BRYANT's work has most recently appeared in CHILDREN OF THE DREAM: Our Own Stories of Growing Up Black in America, Clamour, and is forthcoming in the poetry anthology BEYOND THE FRONTIER and in the prose anthology WHAT IS NOT SAID. She lives in San Francisco, where she is working on several projects to bring critical attention to avant-garde women writers of color. Know any?


REGINALD HARRIS is Information Technology Training Manager for the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore, Maryland, and co-editor of Kuumba: Poetry Journal for Black People In The Life. His work has appeared in a variety of publications including The Baltimore Review, The Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review, and Obsidian II; in the anthologies THE ROAD BEFORE US: 100 Black Gay poets (Galiens Press, 1991) and MEN ON MEN 7: Best New Gay Fiction (Plume, 1998); and the websites of The BlackStripe, and Chocolate City.


VICTOR E. HODGE is a mystery and horror writer who lives in Washington, D.C.. Rene C. Clayton, the protagonist and amateur detective of "Justifiable Disappearance," also stars in the first two novels of a mystery series that he's currently writing. As graphic artist and illustrator (b/w line art and erotic drawings), he also self-publishes an 8-page bi-monthly comic book called "Black Gay Boy Fantasy." In it, he explores issues of blackness, sexuality and what it means to be politically active.

JOHN KEENE is the author of ANNOTATIONS (New Directions, 1995). His writings have appeared in a variety of anthologies, journals, magazines and newspapers, including GCN, Agni, The Washington Post, and Ploughshares. He soon will debut an on-line site, COAL, which will feature original writing, artwork, music and multimedia work by creative sgl/glbt people from throughout the African Diaspora. You can reach him at

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GABRIEL LAMPERT lives in Las Cruces New Mexico, where he teaches mathematics and Jewish Literature at New Mexico State University. His essay "Bamidbar" appeared in Brian Bouldrey's WRESTLING WITH THE ANGEL: Faith and Religion in the lives of Gay Men and his poems and fiction have been in RFD, Puerto del Sol, Evergreen Chronicles, Gerbil Zine, and Response.


PAUL LISICKY's novel LAWNBOY is forthcoming from Turtle Point Press in October 1999. His recent work has appeared in Boulevard, Gulf Coast, Quarterly West, Provincetown Arts, Mississippi Review, and in the anthologies BEST AMERICAN GAY FICTION 2, FLASH FICTION, and MEN ON MEN 6. A recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Michener/Copernicus Society, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Henfield Foundation, he teaches creative writing in the University of Houston's Inprint program and is Writer in Residence at Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.


DAVID BARCLAY MOORE hails from st. louis, missouri. He is a filmmaker whose writings and photographs have appeared in Tempest, Vibe Magazine, and Callaloo. Some of his portraits of young black men can be seen in a group photo show of black photographers work at New York's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture from May through October 1999. david "lays down joints" in harlem, nyc and would be pleased as punch to hear any feedback at

ROBERT E. PENN is the author of THE GAY MEN'S WELLNESS GUIDE, The National Lesbian and Gay Health Association's COMPLETE BOOK OF PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING FOR EVERY GAY MALE, published by Henry Holt and Company, Incorporated/Owl Books in 1998.

His poetry and prose appear in anthologies CHILDREN OF THE DREAM: Our Own Stories of Growing Up Black in America (Pocket Books, 1999), MEN SEEKING MEN (Painted Leaf, 1998), WE ARE EVERYWHERE (Routledge, 1997), MALE ON MALE RAPE (Insight Books, 1997), SHADE (Avon Books, 1996), MILKING BLACK BULL (Vega Press, 1995), SOJOURNER (Other Countries, 1993) and THE ROAD BEFORE US (Galiens Press, 1991); in magazines Essence, Shooting Star Review, Thing and COLORLife; and in literary journals The Portable Lower East Side and Art & Understanding.

YORUBA RICHEN is a 26-year-old artist living and working in documentary film in New York City. She attended Brown University for my B.A and did a Masters in City Planning at UC Berkeley.


VIRGINIA SHIRLEY is a figment of her own imagination. Currently, she teaches Creative Writing and various English classes at Binhgamton University. Other publications of her fiction include "Breaking Fast" in Northern Virginia Review, "Ballroom Dancing" and "Wildcard" in The Aubade. Her novel OPULENT CHANCE is held in the special collections at Mary Washington College, and is currently awaiting release, as are we all.

ALDO ALVAREZ's short fiction has seen print in The ARK/Angel Review, Pen & Sword Hypersite, The Blue Moon Review/Blue Penny Quarterly, Amelia, Art & Understanding, GayPlace Magazine, Christopher Street, CONTRA/DICTION: New Queer Male Fiction (Arsenal Pulp Press) and BEST AMERICAN GAY FICTION 1 (Little, Brown/Back Bay Books). He received a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Columbia University in the city of New York. Currently a Clifford D. Clark Fellow at Binghamton University, he teaches and pursues a Doctorate in English. He was a Fiction Scholar at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in 1998. Born and raised in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, he currently lives in Binghamton, New York.



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